There’s more than one reason that raisins are known as nature’s candy! These tasty and sweet dried grapes are a heart-healthy snack that is rich in soluble fiber, which helps the body regulate blood sugar levels and reduces LDL “bad” cholesterol levels. High in potassium, these dried fruits provide a mineral that is essential for helping your heart stay strong. Raisins are also an excellent source of bone-building minerals such as calcium and boron. If you’re feeling run-down, a serving of raisins provides a great source of energy-boosting iron. Alternatively Soaking the raisins and consuming them every day is a healthier alternative as opposed to eating them raw. The vitamins and minerals present on the outer skin of the raisin get dissolved in the water. Thus the amount of nutrients that will be absorbed by the body increases. This is especially beneficial for people suffering from high blood pressure. This way, the antioxidant content too gets enhanced.